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Last night, my oldest and I had a successful deer hunt. Last year, the first year Tristan went hunting with me, we got a doe. This year he wanted to wait for a buck. Took this dandy 11-pointer about 100 yards from one of the plots in the very thick brush. We were pleased. That's me on the left, Tristan in the middle, and my neice Jordyn on the right. Jordyn was hunting with my sister, but they missed a doe.
Very nice buck.
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Man! What a deer!! (You have to remember, there arent that big of bucks in Florida)
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Congratulations. Nice rack. How much did he weigh? How old do you think he is. I'm putting in a food plot next spring but i'm not sure what to plant here in Vermont.. Perhaps white clover?
wow way to go trent, your son should be one happy little fella
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Here's a better picture ... I'm not in it. This is Tristan when we first got down to the deer.
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I have no idea how much he weighed. I've never weighed a deer. We were guessing he was only 2.5 or 3.5 years old. He would have been a monster next year, but was just too good to pass up, especially with Tristan there with me.
I have 3/4-acre in white clover. The deer and turkey are in it all the time. I also have two 1/4-acre plots in oats/turnips. The deer have been keeping the oats mowed down, but its not been cold enough for the turnips greens to get sweet yet. Clover makes a great food plot because it will last for a couple years if you keep it mowed. Annual plantings are great because you get to use your Cubs more often!!
Beautiful buck! That is a great first for the young man and he is justifiability proud of it!
I don't hunt, but allow it on my land up in Maine (they have a rule called permissive trespass, not posted = OK to hunt, walk etc). The deer took a big hit over the last couple of years with the deep snow and I almost never see such a nice buck. But clover is expensive and when I seed (rarely) I use a 'conservation' mix on the trails. Not much will grow on granite.
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Hey Trent, what's the trick of keeping your deer off of the turnips before frost sweetens them up for deer to eat them?
The turnip leaves on my plots never matured, they were hammered by deer as soon as they came up in September. I'm thinking of trying a solar powered electric fence next year to keep them out until it closer to hunting time.
Todd- I didn't do anything special. I planted them with some forage oats, which are sweet and tender when young. My deer hit them first. As a matter of fact, the deer avoided the oats that were right around the turnips. The areas with no tunips look like they've been mowed down.
Did you plant in August? I might try mixing oats in next year. The instructions on the turnip seed was to plant late August . I wonder if thats to late for oats up here.
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